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The Biggest Dog in the World

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the biggest dog in the world is English Mastiff named Zorba. He is weighing 156 kg, 94 cm high at the shoulders and is 2.5 meters long, measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Still, when people ask about the dog’s size the question has to be more precise because “how big a dog is” and “how tall a dog is” are two different things.

The tallest dog in the world was Gibson, a Harlequin Great Dane. He was 107 cm high at the shoulders and almost 215 cm tall when standing on his hind legs. His successor and currently the tallest dog in the world is George, also a Great Dane.

George is 109 cm tall at the shoulders and 220 cm long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Speaking of the biggest dog breed, all experts agree that English Mastiffs are the biggest. Although the Great Dane and Irish Wolfhound are taller, they don’t have the body mass of the Mastiffs.

Mastiffs’ bodies are massive and square with broad skull. The body is very large in both breadth and depth. The standard height for English Mastiffs is 76 cm minimum at the shoulders for the males and 70 cm for the females. A typical English Mastiff male can weigh between 69-110 kg. Females weigh between 55-91 kg.

Their life span is between seven and thirteen years. An average Great Dane is height about 75 cm. Their typical weight is 54 kg minimum for the male and 45 kg for the female.

Mastiffs are the descendants of Alaunts, a breed which was developed by Alani people in the 4th century BC.

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21 Responses to “The Biggest Dog in the World”

  1. Samantha
    September 1, 2010 at 19:49 #

    This picture looks very nice

  2. jociy
    September 2, 2010 at 20:46 #

    i love it its cute

  3. jociy
    September 2, 2010 at 20:48 #

    i lovvve it oh my gosh josilin

  4. ldj
    September 2, 2010 at 20:48 #

    lovvveeeee it

  5. max
    September 17, 2010 at 02:36 #

    wooowwww…verry coool

  6. sean
    January 4, 2011 at 04:55 #

    check out the guys waist bad photoshop job :/

  7. idk
    January 19, 2011 at 23:46 #

    I feel sorry for who has to pick up after him

  8. Luis
    January 26, 2011 at 01:31 #

    Big nice dog

  9. doglover4
    January 28, 2011 at 01:26 #

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow i have a bernese mountain dog bigger than that

  10. Corey
    February 7, 2011 at 14:19 #

    OMG Biggest dog ever (practicly rhe size of the horse)

  11. Douche
    February 16, 2011 at 18:36 #

    I wonder if the horse and the dog are haveing sex?????

  12. jaymo
    March 4, 2011 at 08:33 #

    wow big n beautiful i love dogs

  13. cassie
    March 26, 2011 at 00:18 #

    THAT THING IS HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. cassie
    March 26, 2011 at 00:20 #


  15. donna de luna
    April 17, 2011 at 08:09 #

    wow that dog is so big OMG……. and it is god`s gift to that couple so that they have to take care the big dog………. : )))))

  16. CarliD
    April 20, 2011 at 21:10 #

    I agree with Sean, bad photoshop job.

  17. December 24, 2011 at 04:23 #

    I’ve seen a bigger dog

  18. ces
    June 14, 2012 at 01:43 #

    i really love huge and long

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  21. jon
    August 25, 2012 at 21:53 #

    the dogs name is not hercules ,,,,thats the name of a dog assumed to be the biggest ever,,,if u do research u will find the “biggest dog in the world is a fat mess” and in my opinion neglected….if u want height its simple,,,,great dane,,,,if u want shear size ,,,all types of mastiff and certain hounds im sure will satistfy ur need for big dogs

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